Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 7

Duration: 1 hour

Series about a murder investigated by both sides of the line, cops and criminals, and the opposing methods they use to solve it. But the real line is the morality within each character and how far they will go before they cross it.

In the first episode, DI Gabriel (Chiwetel Ejiofor) has just returned to work after being shot on an undercover job; his partner was killed and Gabriel suffers amnesia with a bullet lodged in his head. He leads the police investigation of the murdered drug baron Harvey Wratten and finds himself in a race with the other side of the line, the drug dealers who want to know who killed their boss.

Thriller drama also starring Christopher Eccleston, Rafe Spall, Lesley Sharp and Kierston Wareing.

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  • Shadow Line: Getting the shot

    Shadow Line: Getting the shot

    Producer Johann Knobel on getting the perfect atmosphere for The Shadow Line: "It orients the audience, tells them to pay close attention to even the smallest thing now, because it's likely to mean a great deal later on."

    Read and comment on Johann's post at the BBC TV blog


Jonah Gabriel
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Joseph Bede
Christopher Eccleston
Richard Lintern
Bob Harris
Robert Pugh
Julie Bede
Lesley Sharp
Jay Wratten
Rafe Spall
Lia Honey
Kierston Wareing
Segeant Foley
David Schofield
Maurice Crace
Malcolm Storry
Ross McGovern
Tobias Menzies
Laura Gabriel
Clare Calbraith
Commander Khokar
Ace Bhatti
TV Reporter
Priyanga Burford
Leonard Glickman
Cavan Clerkin
Andy Dixon
Tobi Bakare
Julie's Doctor
Badria Timimi
Bryony Afferson
Female Reporter
Martha Cope
Press Relations Officer
Syreeta Kumar
Justice Dept Spokesman
Nigel Hastings
Jonathan Tafler
Mr Delaney
Ken Drury
Mrs Delaney
Joanna Bacon
Hugo Blick
Johann Knobel
Hugo Blick
Hugo Blick


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